About the California CCW Class:
Being that carrying a concealed weapon is not for inexperienced shooters there is a expected level of ability needed to take this course. Carrying a concealed weapon is a huge responsibility and one you should not take lightly! So we take this training very seriously!
If you are a seasoned shooter you need the following to take this course:
(1) Minimum requirements NRA Basic pistol and NRA Personal Protection in the Home course and provide us with the certificates of completion, or a equivalent course like ( i.e Front Sights 4 day defensive pistol course) or similar a course and provide certificate.
(2) Take a 30 question test and shoot a 50 round course of fire under instructors supervision at a cost of $75.00
If you are new shooter we can train you, these would be the recommended courses to take first to get the skills set you need:
#1 NRA Basics of pistol shooting Online 5-8 hours/5 hour practical (Cost $180.00)
#2 ASK Basic Defensive Pistol (8 hours) (Cost $150.00) not required but suggested
#3 NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course (8 Hours) (Cost $150.00)
We use the NRA Personal Protection outside the Home course as our CCW training course as it is for experienced handgun shooters, this is the premiere Concealed Carry Weapon course in the United States. It teaches the effective use of a concealed handgun and includes concealment techniques and devices, presenting the handgun from concealment, utilizing cover, movement, point shooting, engaging multiple targets, one-hand shooting, and low-light shooting. Also included are strategies for preventing violent encounters and the legal ramifications of using lethal force in self defense outside the home.
The course is divided into two levels of live fire exercises: Basic PP1 and ADVANCED PP2. The Basic Level covers presentation from a concealed holster (or purse), shooting from cover, shooting one-handed, and point shooting. The Advanced level includes moving while shooting, shooting from low cover, shooting from sitting, turning, prone, low-light and hip-shooting (called the “speed rock”). In total there are seven segments including Strategies for Personal Safety Outside the Home; Carrying a Concealed Handgun and Presenting from Concealment; Developing Basic Defensive Shooting Skills; Developing Concealed Carry Skills; plus the all-important Self-Defense and the Law. The course is a hands-on program with both levels encompassing fourteen hours of classroom and range instruction.
This is a full 2 day class NRA textbook and certificate are included.
This course will be available for groups of 3 (or more), private (1 person), or semi-private (2 persons) and taught in two different formats. #1 two evenings will cover all classroom work and a Saturday all day for the shooting part, or, #2 Saturday and Sunday all day.
GEAR NEEDED, Firearm with 3 Magazines, 500 rounds ammo, concealment holster & garment, Eye & Ear Protection and 50 rounds for each additional firearm.
About the Concealed Carry Instructor:
ASK Defensive Training Co. is a family ran business made up of husband Shawn Gibbs, wife Debbie Gibbs and daughter Josie Gibbs. We are not a huge company with deep pockets and endless inventory, but we make up for it with personalized service, competitive pricing, we don’t mind special ordering anything and you will always have friendly family atmosphere.
How Do You Register?:
Register by clicking on the “Add to Cart” button above. After you have finished the online checkout all the class information will be displayed on screen and emailed to you with your receipt. If would rather not pay by credit card online you can also call us at the number above. If you only need the re-qualification for your permit renewal you will only need to attend on the morning of day two of our class. Select “Renewing” from the above drop down and add to cart.
The class location is in Redlands California at “ASK Defensive Training Co.”. The exact address is provided on this site and via email to students after they pre-register.
How Do I Apply For My CCW License After the Class?
After the class, you will walk out with a class completion certificate signed by the instructor. From there you just need to visit your county sheriff’s office and apply. Don’t worry. We’ll give you detailed instructions and set you up before you leave the class.